Some Hambers might recognise this FC from a previous thread, under my old username. Unfortunately life got the better of me, and after being shafted by one of the big Japanese auto-makers (I'm still owed $3200 in unpaid wages) the whole project stalled and I lost interest in the whole car scene. That is until I stumbled on a video of some wild looking traditional hot rod and custom show. Suddenly I found myself hatching a plan to build a traditional mild custom car to make the 4000km round trip from the tiny rural Queensland town I live in to the Chopped Rod & Custom Festival in Newstead, Victoria. On top of that, I decided to write a blog and film traditional tech how to videos (ala Mighty Car Mods) to show other people my age that building a rod or custom on a budget isn't completely out of reach to young people. The starting point for this build is my 1959 FC Holden Station Sedan. It's been in the family since the early 1980's. In around 1986 Dad crashed the car, and parked it in my grandparents shed where it languished for the next 30 years. I dragged it home, started pulling it to bits then got burnt out. It sat with a tonneau cover over it beside my house for 6 months. But no more, it's being moved onto the driveway where I can work on it. The deadline is set for the first week of October this year, which gives me a little over 9 months to get the FC back together and on the road. The plan is to build the car using nothing newer in style than 1965. I understand that Holdens aren't typical custom fare, but some did get the custom treatment in the 1960's. On top of that, spares and hop-up equipment are fairly cheap and readily available and because V8s are outlawed for drivers under 21 in my state, the FC's six cylinder makes it a good choice. The current list of mods to be stands at: - Lowering and a rake - A different wheel/tyre combo - Shave, nose and deck - Minor performance upgrade (headers, dual carb intake, mild cam) - Home-made seat covers (think Mexican blankets, but with an Aussie twist.) - Minor body work - New wiring harness - Hidden stereo setup At some point the little 138ci Grey 6 will be swapped out for an early Red motor and a Powerglide will replace the 3 speed crashbox. Hopefully you guys enjoy following along, and I might even see some Aussie Hambers in October!